Sunday, August 26, 2012


On August 16 - Thursday a week ago - Marine combat veteran Brandon Raub was arrested by members of the FBI, the United States Secret Service and Chesterfield County VA local enforcement. He was held without charges and committed to a mental ward after a 15-minute interview with a psychiatrist.

The FBI and the USSS were obviously acting on instructions - Raub's detention was in accordance with procedures in place since the Cho incident at Virginia Tech, but the cops and Federal law enforcement didn't follow procedure. The procedures call for a detainee to be seen by a judge within four hours of arrest - this did not happen.

The Ruthorford Institute was instrumental in getting Raub represented and ultimately released - but not before getting the run-around from the authorities; the Veteran's Administration was telling his attorney he wasn't there. Another vet who was in for treatment released Brandon Raub's information which led to his attorney Anthony Troy, former Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia - and the resources of the Ruthorford Institute to eventually getting him out of there.

Brandon Raub is the latest victim of the Eric Holder Justice Department. At least Brandon survived his ordeal, unlike his fellow Marine veteran Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry; armed with only beanbags and sent to do battle against Mexican druglords equipped with US government-supplied assault rifles.

The most disturbing aspect of this entire episode is the committed-to-mental-ward tactic; this is exactly the same way the former Soviet Union used to deal with their outspoken citizens. Dissidents would be commited to so-called mental health institutes where they would be pumped full of drugs - forbidden as torture under the United Nations Universal Charter on Human Rights - on the grounds that anyone who did not believe in Socialism was wrong in the head and needed to be "cured".

For anyone seeking a security clearance, to legally purchase and possess weapons - even to hold a insurance agent's license - any kind of psychiatric history is the kiss of death. The Feds know this, and they know that a shrink can determine anybody to have a screw loose. This is an extremely sinister development.

Liberals dislike the military and they view us veterans as ticking time bombs. I have been told to my face that I am a baby killer, and a journalist explained that I am a "trained killer". Liberal journalists gave birth to the crazed Vietnam veteran suffering flashbacks and going berzerk, and Hollywood took the ball and ran with it. To this day I have no respect for Sylvester Stallone because of the Rambo image he promoted, and Oliver Stone's portrayal of Vietnam Vets as shaken, disturbed, lethal and suicidal war criminal basketcases.

For the record: Brandon Raub committed no crime, no chargeable offense, and there is not even evidence that he owns a firearm.

The Rutherford Institute’s information on Raub’s case is available HERE.

“This is not how justice in America is supposed to work—with Americans being arrested for doing nothing more than exercising their First Amendment rights, forced to undergo psychological evaluations, detained against their will and isolated from their family, friends and attorneys. This is a scary new chapter in our history,” said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute. “Brandon Raub is no different from the majority of Americans who use their private Facebook pages to post a variety of content, ranging from song lyrics and political hyperbole to trash talking their neighbors, friends and government leaders.”

Below is the full text of Brandon Raub's writings on his Facebook page; the freely expressed thoughts and expressions of a citizen - supposedly guaranteed to the free citizens of this Republic under the 1st Amendment of the Unite States Constitution:

Stormbringer Disclaimer: I do not espouse any kind of violent overthrow of the United States Government; I take my Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Naturalization to this country very seriously. Any 'revolution' which I ascribe to is within the legal framework of our rule of law - such as the Reagan Revolution. I am also not a 9-11 Truther - I have discussed this HERE. Even though I am not a lawyer, in my opinion Brandon Raub's writings below fall way short of sedition. This is also the opinion of his attorney, Anthony Troy, former Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia - S.L.

The Truth by Brandon J Raub on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 10:00 am

America has lost itself. We have lost who we truly are. This is the land of the free and the home of the brave.

This is the land of Thomas Jefferson.

This is the land of Benjamin Franklin.

This is the land of Fredrick Douglas.

This is the land of Smedley Butler.

This is the land John F. Kennedy.

This is the land of Martin Luther King.

This is the land where the cowboy wins. This is the land where you can start from the bottom and get to the top. This is the land where regardless of you race and ethnicity you can succeed and build a better life for you and your family. This is the land where every race coexists peacefully. This is the land where justice wins.

This is the land where liberty dwells. This is the land where freedom reigns. This is the land where we help the poor, and people help each other. This is land where people beat racism.

The Federal Reserve is wrong. They have designed a system based off of greed and fear. They designed a system to crush the middle class between taxes and inflation. This is wrong, and it is unjust. It is wrong.

We have allowed ourselves to be deceived and seduced by the powers of the printing press. It is not a good system. It discourages saving: the foundation for all stable economic activity. The Federal Reserve is artificially manipulating interest rates and creating phony economic data.

This thing has deceived our entire nation.

They created it in 1913. They also created the income tax in 1913. They encouraged the growth of debt so they can tax you on it. There is interest on the debt. Your government is in bed with these people. They want to enslave you to the government so that they can control every aspect of your lives. It is an empire based on lies.

They operate of greed and fear.

There is a better way. It’s called freedom. Freedom is called a lot of things. But there is a true meaning. It means very simply that you have the right to do whatever you want as long as you are not infringing on the freedoms of other people.

I firmly believe that God set America apart from the other nations of the world. He saved a place where people could come to to escape bad systems of goverment. This system we have created works. It really works.

There is evil going on all around the world. The United States was meant to lead the charge against injustice, but through our example not our force. People do not respond to having liberty and freedom forced on them.

Men and Women follow courage. They follow leadership, and courage. Our example has paved the way for people all around the world to change their forms of government.
Force is not the way because liberty is a powerful concept. The idea that men can govern themselves is the basis for every just form of government.

We can govern ourselves. We do not need to be governed by men who want to install a one world banking system. These men have machine hearts. Machine and unnatural hearts.

They have blocked out the possibility of a better world. They fear human progress.

They have monopolies on everything.

This life can be free and beautiful. There are enough resources on this earth to support the world’s population. There are enough resources on this earth to feed everyone. There is enough land for everyone to own their own land and farm, and produce their own energy.

These people have been hiding technology. There are ways to create power easily. There is technology that can provide free cheap power for everyone. There are farming techniques that can feed the entire world.

The Bill of Rights is being systematically dismantled. Men have spilled their blood for those rights.

Your sons and daughters, your brothers and sisters, and Americas best young men and women are losing their limbs. They are losing their lives. They are losing the hearts. They do not know why they are fighting. They are killing. And they do not know why.

They have done some extraordinary acts. Their deeds go before them. But these wars are lies. They are lies. They deceived our entire nation with terrorism. They have gotten us to hand them our rights. Our Rights! Men died for those rights!

September Eleventh was an inside job. They blew up a third building in broad daylight. Building 7.

Your leaders betrayed you.

You elected an aristocracy. They are beholden to special interests. They were brainwashed through the Council on Foreign Relations. Your leaders are planning to merge the United States into a one world banking system. They want to put computer chips in you.

These men have evil hearts. They have tricked you into supporting corporate fascism. We gave them the keys to our country. We were not vigilant with our republic.

There is hope.



As a professional trained in counter-terrorism - which includes securing and detaining noncombatants and a heightened sensitivity to civilian legal parameters as well as the Law of Land Warfare - I have to wonder about the clear lack of situational awareness on behalf of the FBI, the USSS and local law enforcement going into this thing. Did not anyone in the chain as some point speak up and ask, "What are we arresting this citizen for? Is there a crime here?"

And so it begins; the rounding up of law-abiding citizenry for their thoughts. I guarantee if this thing had gone down in Arizona, somebody would have spoken up.



  1. More testing of the waters maybe? Unfortunately the US has learned to use some tactics that we once fought against and that now we embrace, but with a smile on our face, sick what this country is becoming.

  2. Sadly, a collective sense of apathy is sweeping America. Our once strong sense of community is vanishing as we become increasingly isolated from that which makes our country great- our fellow citizens.

    It kind of reminds me of...........

    "First They Came for the Jews"
    By Pastor Niemoller

    First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

    Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.


  3. US Jews fought against the '68 GCA noting that the language made it easy to abuse and disarm people. There were enough folks that remembered Nazi Germany, Russian progroms that there was a chance to undo this drek. No longer. The only way out now is a shooting war and I don't believe many of us are willing to do what is necessary to reset the US to 100 years ago.

  4. The only thing in your article I disagree with is the line "against Mexican druglords equipped with US government-supplied assault rifles."

    They are not "assault rifles" as they have no full auto capability.


  5. Slight technical detail which - with a Kalishnakov - quite easily overcome with a metal file.

  6. Sean, as long as you work for or with the government ,in any way, YOU are part of the problem. Voteing cannot fix this. The courts are uesless. None of those THINGS in DC care what we think, say or do. America is a soviet military police state. My family fought in both US civil wars (1775-1782) and (1861-1865) and I'm hear to tell you, number 3 is about to start.

  7. Careful.

    That sort of talk will get the Fibbees and Secret Police over to throw a net over you.

    (Cue up Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth"...)

    Best Regards,

  8. Note to Anonymous: FYI I do NOT work for the Government - don't know where you got that impression; I am a private businessman.

    Also: if you think this place is a Soviet-style police state, then YOU are the problem not the solution. You need to turn off the World of Warcraft and get out there and see the world.

    Get a life while you're at it, fearmonger.


  9. 1984 proposed we would live in a "Big Brother State" in the future, while Huxley thought
    the future would be hedonism in its ugliest form.

    Perhaps the society in which we live in, is in fact a melding of those two horrible
    visions of the future?

  10. Stormy Said: "This is the land where the cowboy wins."

    I bloody well hope not, I'm a Redskins fan!

  11. Sorry about that, Abu - I feel your pain; I'm an Oakland Raiders fan.

    Raider Nation: never mind the players, fear the fans.

    "Just win, baby!"